Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A Metaphor of Sorts

Canadian provinces have jurisdiction over policing and the administration of justice. BC has the responsibility of funding the police, and setting police priorities.
All police in BC are under the authority of the Police Act, an act of the BC Legislature. This includes both RCMP and municipal police.
Sensible BC proposes an amendment to the Police Act, instructing police not to spend any time, money or resources on cases of simple possession of cannabis.
A metaphor’s used quite a lot
As a proxy for something it’s not
Like the time long ago
When a fellow I know
Got arrested for smoking some … radishes

Many people smoke radish, or kale
Although some say they didn’t inhale
But it’s really no joke
When for one little toke
On a radish you wind up in jail

Wrapping up, I’ll try not to be crass
To the cops though, “Alack and alas,
Cuz the last time I checked
You should serve and protect
So do THAT and get off of my … vegetable patch”

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Monday, 11 August 2014

Sarah, True to Form

I'm breaking a promise I made to myself. Based on the faint hope that if everyone ignored her, she might just go away, I swore I wouldn't write about Sarah Palin anymore. But, she won't go away and I can't help relapsing. Sarah now hosts an online subscription channel and here's what she posted in response to a recent speech by Elizabeth Warren.

“We believe”? Wait, I thought fast food joints…huh. Don’t you guys think that they’re like of the Devil or somethin’ I was. Liberals, you want to send those evil employees who would dare work at a fast food joint then ya just don’t believe in, thought you wanted to, I dunno, send them to Purgatory or somethin’ so they all go VEGAN and, uh, wages and picket lines I dunno they’re not often discussed in Purgatory, are they? I dunno why are you even worried about fast food wages because…Well, we believe an America where minimum wage jobs they’re not lifetime gigs they’re stepping stone.”

Her tongue get’s entwined in a knot
As though demons, her mind, have besot
She on principle can’t
Disengarble her rant
Holding grammar a government plot